Leander Paes in line for golden double at US Open

Leander Paes & Lukas Dlouhy

Some great news in tennis for India.  Leander Paes has reached the finals of both the men’s doubles and mixed doubles at the US Open.

Paes and his Czech partner Lukas Dlouhy sprinted into the men’s doubles final by pulverising Argentine duo Maximo Gonzalez and Juan Monaco 6-2, 6-0 in just 46 minutes.  (Lines courtesy: Rediff)

Cara Black

Meanwhile in the mixed doubles, Paes and his partner Cara Black of Zimbabwe beat Nadia Petrova and Jonas Bjorkman 6-4, 6-4 to reach the finals.

The last time Leander Paes achieved such a result was in the 1999 Wimbledon.  Will he be able to repeat this feat at the last Grand Slam of the year ?

Above pictures courtesy: Getty Images & Wikipedia



  1. Ottayan says:

    In the meanwhile Bhupathi seems to be at the receiving end.

  2. Manpreet says:

    Wow, I have been too tired after Olympics I guess.
    Have not been following Paes. Good luck to him and to India.

  3. Quirky Indian says:

    Well, he’s won (along with Black) the mixed-doubles title……hope he wins tonight too!


    Quirky Indian

  4. Chittaranjan says:

    Yay! On Paes winning the Mixed Doubles’ title with Cara Black 🙂

    Ohno! On Paes losing the Men’s Doubles’ finals to the bryan Bros. 😦

    The match (Men’s Doubles) went into tiebreaks in both the sets and crucial unforced errors cost Paes and Dlouhy the match! Bryan bros won 7-6 7-6.

    Just saw Jelena Jankovic beat Elena Dementieva in the Ladies’ Singles Semi-Finals.

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